I have not had tons of success with invisible machine applique and I really needed some help. Who better to teach you the tricks and trade than someone who's work you admire the most. That would be Kim Diehl (pronounce Deal - as in "Let's make a Deal" - I always wondered about the pronunciation of that!).
Taking a class with Kim is like hanging around a sewing machine with a buddy. I cannot tell you what a class act she is. Funny and relaxed and low stress... she repeated things to anyone that had problems "getting it" and would look over your shoulder if you were not sure you were "doing it right". But I'm really getting ahead of myself.
We started the class with a trunk show on Sunday night.
She talked about how she got into quilting and how unconventional she has always been.
She then brought out a truckload of quilts so that we could drool over them.
This is one of my favorites just because it's on the cover of the APQ that my daughter was in.
Unfortunately the lighting in the room was sooo poor that many of the quilts photographed very dark or if I tried to play with the manual setting on the camera, they would blur. So disappointed in that.
Still, I got a few that held up.
I love this one too. I think a few quilt shops have been running this one as a BOM.
After the lecture we were able to go up and give the quilts a thorough rub down..
This one is in her latest book Simple Charms.
And this one will be in the next book (expect it some time in 2013/2014)
The night was a real treat! Many quilters that could not get into the class traveled a good distance just for the trunk show. I think it would have been well worth it.